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  • Notification of the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claim’s Trust Mandate Hui

    • Date: 15 April 2016

    In November 2015, the Tū Ake Whakatōhea Collective submitted a draft mandate strategy to the Crown for consideration.

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  • Photo credit: Te Arawa Whānau Ora.

    Whānau Ora - Tane Takitu Ake set for new intakes

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    “Tane Takitu Ake” which means “to stand up together as men” is the focus of this innovative programme. It’s aim is to support Māori men helping other Māori men with high health and social needs to realise their full potential.

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  • Photo credit: Te Arawa Whānau Ora

    Whānau Ora - Creating a path to independence

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    When choosing a path in life, sometimes it’s not one big step you need to focus on, but the series of small incremental ones that lead you to your destination. For Sherina, mum to 5 young tamariki, that big step was moving to Rotorua but the small incremental step was developing her Whānau Plan.

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  • Whānau Ora - Whānau Tahi a finalist in Hi-Tech awards

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    Whānau Tahi was announced as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Hi-Tech awards. They started their own software solutions company, Whānau Tahi, and built their own system: Whānau Tahi Navigator. Whānau Tahi Navigator effectively puts whānau in the driver’s seat of their own health and social services plan.

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  • How the “Ania’s” got their way

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    Kōkiri speaks with the Ranga-Bidois whānau in Ngāruawāhia who opened their papakāinga in October 2015 which, for them, was the fulfilment of a dream.

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  • One of the new homes in 'paradise'. Photo credit: Hawkes Bay Today

    Homes for whānau are now ready in Hastings

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    Waipatu is now home to a brand new modern day papakāinga.

    Tucked away on Bennett Rd, Hastings, are eight new homes situated in a self-sufficient paradise that is predominantly off the grid and built on Māori freehold land.

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  • Wellington’s first urban papakainga opens its doors

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    A dawn blessing on Saturday 19 March marked the opening of 14 new affordable whānau homes at Wellington’s Te Aro Pā papakāinga.

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  • Mai i te Toihautū

    • Date: 04 April 2016

    Ngahuru, kura kai, kura tangata. Harvest time, wealth of food, the wealth of people.

     

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  • Whenua Māori Fund Open

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    Maori land owners are keen to explore ways to better utilise their whenua as applications to the new Whenua Maori Fund start coming forward.

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  • Whānau Ora - Pā Ora, Pā Wānanga at Omaka Marae

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    Whānau of Omaka Marae in Blenheim believe in the whakatauki ‘He tangata akona ki te marae, tū ki te ao, tau ana’. If a person is well connected to their marae they will learn all the values and principles needed to participate in the global village with confidence.

     

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  • Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    Easter is our first significant public holiday since Christmas and New Year. It signals the onset of winter, colder days and longer nights.

    When I look back on the year so far, I am feeling pretty good about the mahi Te Puni Kōkiri has achieved with the help of iwi, hapū and whānau.

     

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  • Ranginui e tū iho rā

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    Thousands descended on Ōrākei marae, many more followed the live stream coverage to pay tribute, to honour and to grieve the loss of one of te ao Māori’s most influential academic leaders and advocates – Dr Ranginui Walker.

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  • Mōkai Kāinga: All about community

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    For more than three decades Mōkai Kāinga Trust in Wellington has been ‘giving back’ to the community it serves. We visited Ōwhiro Gardens to discover a little bit more about what happens on the ground.

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  • Ahuwhenua finalists' field days

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    The three Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists - Ngāi Tahu Farming Limited, Tewi Trust and The Proprietors of Rakaia Incorporation have hosted their field days.  Last month the three finalists were announced by the Minister in Parliament .  The winner will be announced Friday, 20 May.

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  • Jade hands out fresh kai from her Kākano Cafe menu at the opening function.

    Whānau Ora - Café and Cookery School opens

    • Date: 24 February 2016

    Jade Temepara has waited a long time to realise her whānau dream of opening a café and cookery school based on healthy organic living and traditional Māori foods. Now that dream is a reality and Kākano Café is open in central Christchurch

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  • Te Ture Whenua Māori Reform hui update

    • Date: 19 February 2016

    Nationwide hui to update people on changes made to Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill are underway and will be completed by the end of February.

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  • Whāia te iti kahurangi

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    In this edition, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, writes about a new fund to support Māori land owners and looks forward to The Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill being reported back from Parliament.

     

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  • Toitū te whenua, toitū te tangata: productive land, prosperous people

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua. As man disappears from sight, the land remains.

     

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  • Whānau Ora - Reo Pēpi pukapuka

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Two Ngāi Tahu hākui from Ōtākou have collaborated to create a series of beautiful children's books with hand drawn images featuring both English and Te Reo Māori.

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  • Whānau Ora supports USO Bike Ride initiative

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    USO riders aim is to cycle the length of New Zealand as a challenge to the Māori and Pacific community to focus on Cancer awareness, regular health checks, and lifestyle management throughout all ages.

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  • Rise Up!

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Fourteen Māori women will soon make their mark as graduates of the world’s first indigenous international leadership coaching programme.

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  • Tai Tokerau Economic Action Plan launched

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Te Tai Tokerau Economic Action Plan was launched last month, emphasising that Māori, government and industry working in unison was critical to grow incomes, jobs and investment in Northland.

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  • Ngāpuhi Festival

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    More than 32,000 people crowded out Northland College and Kaikohe to attend the 11th Ngāpuhi Festival last month. 

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  • Honey is like the “It Girl” of the primary industry sector

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Māori Trustee Jamie Tuuta outlines Te Tumu Paeroa plans to support more Māori into the honey industry.

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  • Hannah Wallace, winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year 2015.

    Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists announced

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have congratulated this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition finalists, celebrating excellence in Māori farming.

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  • Mens second division flight winners

    Kaupapa Māori bowls everyone away

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Manaakitanga and tautoko were well demonstrated at the 2016 Aotearoa National Māori Bowls Tournament held in Wainuiomata over Waitangi weekend.

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  • Photo credit - John Miller 'Whina Cooper at Parliament, Wellington, during Māori Land March arrival', 13 October 1975, from PHOTO HISTORIES exhibition, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 2009.

    The Journey to Te Ture Whenua Māori

    • Date: 16 February 2016

    The reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori is the most significant to have occurred in the last 40 years. During that time Māori have advocated for greater tino rangatiratanga over their whenua. 

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  • Award winners from the Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ).

    Whānau Ora - From First Year Reflections to the Future

    • Date: 12 February 2016

    The Pasifika Whānau Ora and Aniva Pacific Health Workforce National Conference in Wellington, on November 25 - 26 2015, provided opportunities for Pacific providers and partners of Whānau Ora to share ideas, knowledge and experience gained from the first year of Whānau Ora Commissioning.

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  • Hāwea-Wānaka Substitute Land Block

    • Date: 11 February 2016

    Are you Ngāi Tahu? You could be a beneficial land owner of the Hāwea-Wānaka block.

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  • Uenuku Charitable Trust Deed of Mandate

    • Date: 05 February 2016

    The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) invites submissions, views or inquiries concerning the draft Deed of Mandate of the Uenuku Charitable Trust (UCT) for the settlement negotiations of the historical Treaty claims of Te Korowai o Wainuiārua (the central Whanganui Large Natural Group).

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  • The most important thing in the world

    • Date: 27 January 2016

    Hutia te rito o te harakeke, kei hea rā te kōmako e kō?

    Kī mai ki ahau, he aha te mea nui o te Ao?

    Māku e kī atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

     

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  • Te Ture Whenua Māori

    • Date: 27 January 2016

    The relationship between Māori, whenua and the law has been a long and complex one. A century and a half ago the creation of the Native Land Court started a period of the greatest upheaval and change Māori ever experienced in their status and relationship with the whenua.

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  • Entries now open for Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. Entries are now open until 18 March 2016.

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  • Kōkiri 33 Raumati – on streets 5 February

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    You can read a selection of stories from Kōkiri 33 in this edition of Kōkiritia.

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  • Ngā mihi: Carl Bland (design) and John McDermott (photograph).

    Giving 2016 a Kick Up the Arts

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    The New Zealand Festival is a biennial, three-week arts festival held in Wellington. It is New Zealand’s premier cultural event, showcasing both international and local artists.

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  • A day in the life: of a wahine farmer

    • Date: 22 January 2016

    Hannah Wallace won Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year 2015, making her the first woman to win the award.

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  • Henare: an enduring gesture of love

    • Date: 19 January 2016

    Featuring a raw, eclectic edge, Henare is taking the jewellery industry by storm. The handmade range is merging nature’s gifts and life’s memories to create one of a kind, limited edition pieces.

     

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  • Students outside Google headquarters.

    Mauao to San Fran

    • Date: 19 January 2016

    Twelve Māori students from Te Wharekura o Mauao have travelled to Silicon Valley, San Francisco on an inspirational journey to encourage their education choices.

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  • Simply awesome

    • Date: 18 January 2016

    Chelsea Bayly, of Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi descent, is a 26-year-old female whose determination has led to a full-time placement in a male-dominated industry.

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  • Hard Work Pays Off

    • Date: 18 January 2016

    Hohaia Brown (Ngāpuhi) turned 20 only last year. He was selected from a pool of 30 applicants to be part of the Te Mana o Whakaaro Māori Cadetship Programme.

     

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  • My three 'w's' - whānau, whare and whenua

    • Date: 18 January 2016

    Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki tēnā, ki tēnā o koutou.

    2016 has arrived and provides us with new ambitions and goals to achieve in this calendar year.

     

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  • Moriori Mandate Reconfirmation

    • Date: 15 January 2016

    The Hokotehi Moriori Trust (HMT) is seeking to reconfirm its mandate to represent Moriori in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown.

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  • Whānau Ora is for all families

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    The heart of Whānau Ora are New Zealand families who have been empowered to transform their own futures by taking control of their lives. This video features Pacific whānau stories describing families’ journeys and successes of the Whānau Ora programme.

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  • Te Aihe Butler – 2015 Te Uru Rangi scholarship recipient.

    Te Uru Rangi Scholarship Recipient Blown Away

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    Ngāti Porou descendent Te Aihe Butler was awarded the first Te Uru Rangi scholarship from Enspiral Dev Academy enabling him to completely dive into the bootcamp course without distraction.

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  • Te Pū Harakeke Fund

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    Te Pū Harakeke provides funding for whānau, hapū, iwi and community groups for local level sponsorship events and activities. It includes the Maara Kai Programme, and Matariki celebrations.

     

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  • Photo caption: Jeff Workman Award recipient – Joseph Teofilo.

    Wairarapa Māori Sports Awards

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    A brother and sister duo have taken out the 2015 Wairarapa Māori Sports Awards.

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  • Photo Caption: Award winners from CIDANZ & Rangi Michelle Potoru (second from left).

    Pacific Whānau Ora Inaugural Awards

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    The Whānau Ora Awards celebrates, recognises and rewards Pacific individuals and organisations who have contributed something new and of significant value to the Whānau Ora service delivery. The Awards recipients were characterised by innovative thinking and whānau focus.

     

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  • Māori Housing Network - Whānau solutions for whānau housing

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri has launched the Māori Housing Network to support whānau, hapū and iwi Māori to achieve their housing needs and aspirations.  The Network can assist with practical advice, information and funding.

     

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  • Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall being welcomed onto Tūrangawaewae.

    Māori Wardens Assist at Royal Visit

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were welcomed onto Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngāruawāhia in early November. The event attracted a crowd of nearly 3,000 people. Māori Wardens from across the motu came to help and assist on the day.

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  • Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite reflects on 2015.

     

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  • Eke panuku, eke tangaroa

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell looks back on the year and shares his aspirations for 2016.

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  • He Kupu nā Te Rau

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou katoa.

    As you can see by my photo that it is getting closer to Christmas! So I thought I'd get in the Festive spirit also. 

    More importantly however we have the newest edition of Aroha ki te Tangata - Raumati, our reformatted quarterly newsletter which profiles the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.

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  • Left to right: Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle, Inspector Terry Van Dillen, Māori Warden – Mike August, Māori Warden – Heniaka (Hēni) August, Inspect Tracey Thompson, and Superintendent Sam Hoyle.

    Ngāti Toa Māori Wardens Praised for Service to Community

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    The brave, the selfless and the safety-conscious received Safety in the City Awards from the Wellington City Council for their contribution to keeping Wellington safe including the Ngāti Toa Māori Wardens.

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  • Huhana Tukaki

    Seeing the Kids Happy and Seeing Them Safe. That's All the Recognition I Need.

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Earlier this year a humble Māori Warden was nominated as a finalist at the national New Zealand Pride Awards, we talk with Huhana (Susan) Tūkaki about her service as a Warden which spans nearly two decades.

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  • He Ringa Raupā: Tauwiratanga Hita

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Tauwiratanga Hita is a Māori warden who for over 25 years, has been helping her community since becoming a teacher's aide at Bream Bay College in Ruakākā. 

    In this edition we catch up with this industrious lady from the North to learn a little bit more about her.

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  • A view from the plane on Te Wharekauri.

    Wharekauri: First Time Encounter

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Diana Kawana regional co-ordinator for Wellington, Kāpiti, Horowhenua and Manawatū visited Wharekauri for the first-time. As we catch up with her we find out a little bit more about the rural island.

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  • Murihiku Wardens being presented with the Award.

    Murihiku Māori Wardens Win Supreme Community Award

    • Date: 16 December 2015

    Murihiku Māori Wardens have taken out the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards.

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  • Ngāti Maru Deed of Mandate

    • Date: 15 December 2015

    Feedback Opportunity: Ngāti Maru Deed of Mandate

    Ngāti Maru (Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Trust) seeks recognition from the Crown of its mandate to enter into direct negotiations for the comprehensive settlement of all historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki). The proposed settlement will require negotiation and ratification by Ngāti Maru before a Deed of Settlement is signed with the Crown.

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  • Mana Whenua welcome the nearly-sixty strong contingent of Māori Wardens.

    Wardens Provide Event Leadership at National Kapa Haka Competitions

    • Date: 14 December 2015

    Five thousand people watched 47 primary and intermediate schools at the National Primary Kapa Haka competitions held at the Palmerston North Arena Centre in November.

     

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  • South Auckland whānau complete unique financial literacy course

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Whānau members from South Auckland have completed a unique financial literacy course funded by the Commission for Financial Capability to enable whānau to better manage their finances.

     

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  • One Community, Two Schools, 300 Whānau - Kaiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    When Kāiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri identified low whānau engagement as a barrier to education achievement for their tamariki, they evaluated their mahi and investigated various models for whānau engagement – resulting in a hugely successful collaborative approach.

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  • Māori Housing Network Fund giving hand up to motivated Māori

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Māori lag far behind non-Māori in homeowner stats, but a new housing strategy known as the Māori Housing Network Fund could help Māori families find new homes, but it’s difficult to get in on the strategy. One of the criteria is having a legal entity.

     

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  • At 58 years old, Barbie Tepnia, a mother to 5 grown children and a nanny to 12 beautiful mokopuna, knew that she was simply too young to submit to the cancer that had invaded her body. Sadly, to focus on her tinana Whaea Barbie had to leave the mahi she was so passionate about.

    Living life to the fullest

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    “I was working at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao when I got my Breast Cancer diagnosis. The whole process was traumatic and it took a huge toll on my body.  It was brutal and I was exhausted but it was during that time I realised what a taonga our health is and I wanted to fight for mine”, explains Barbie.

    Instead of being held captive by fear and pain, Barbie decided to take control of her health and wellbeing. This new focus meant Barbie began to think about the steps she would take to build the strength she needed to battle her disease.

     

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  • Rotorua man Victa Wilson feels like anything is possible after completing the Tane Takitu Ake programme run by Korowai Aroha reports Bridie Watson from the Rotorua Daily Post.

    Health course ‘changed my life’ – A Te Arawa Whānau Ora Story

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Rotorua man Victa Wilson feels like anything is possible after completing the Tane Takitu Ake programme run by Korowai Aroha.

     Mr Wilson, 47, recently graduated from the 10-week programme and was one of six participants who committed themselves to enhancing their health through exercise and nutritional advice.”I am just happy and it’s given me a springboard to help myself and help others”, Mr Wilson explained.

     

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  • Tū Ake Whakatōhea Collective Notification of the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust’s draft Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlement Negotiations and Trust Deed

    • Date: 25 November 2015

    Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust’s is seeking a mandate.

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  • Caption: Author Patricia Grace reads from Haka! at the launch of her books.

    Winners of Haka! Whiti Te Rā! Draw

    • Date: 10 November 2015

    Two lucky Kōkiritia readers won a copy of the English version or te Reo Māori version of Patricia Grace’s Haka! and Whiti Te Rā!

     

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  • Local people providing local solutions

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    A small band of young local Whanganui Māori are part of the clean-up effort of the area. We talk to one of the young home-grown men about the experience.

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  • Science can be a powerful ally

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Māori have a strong and active presence in New Zealand’s primary industries, and the New Zealand government has identified key actions for realising the potential of Māori land and water assets through its He kai kei aku ringa strategy and action plan.

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  • Caption: All Our Sons performers rehearse on the Wellington waterfront ahead of opening night. Image provided by Taki Rua Productions.

    They were all our sons

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    All Our Sons, a new Taki Rua Production and written by Witi Ihimaera, opened last Friday at Circa Theatre to a full house of over 240.

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  • Caption: (left to right) Monique Heke, Tryphena Cracknell, Dena Hale, Kristi Drain, James Graham, Tiwana Aranui, Rawiri Andrews, Warren Meldrum, Jae Sutherland, Penny Ehrhardt, and Cherreen Exeter.

    Emergency Management Resource Finalist at Māori Language Awards

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    A combined regional effort by different government agencies based in Hastings has earned them a spot at the national Māori Language Awards to be held in Napier later this year.

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  • Big business for Māori Economy in China

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Successful businesses representing New Zealand’s $42 billion and growing Māori economy are represented in a trade delegation that left for China and Hong Kong last week. The delegation was led by Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell.

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  • Māori ICT Fund Expert Advisory Group to hold workshops

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    The Māori ICT Fund expert Advisory Group will hold four workshops to discuss priorities for the new $30m fund supporting Māori economic development and digital initiatives for Māori language and culture.

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  • Caption: Dame Susan Devoy DNZM CBE (four time Squash World Open winner) with rangatahi at the Ngā Hau e Whā National Maori Squash Tournament, Tauranga Moana (photo by Walter Dixon).

    Celebrating 35 years of Māori Squash

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Rangatahi and kaumatua from across Aotearoa descended upon Tauranga Moana over the Labour weekend to compete against familiar foes in the 35th Nga Hau e Whā National Māori Squash Tournament.

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  • Whakamaua kia tina!

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    In this edition of Mai i te Toihautū, Michelle Hippolite introduces our four outcome areas – Whakapapa (Identity), Oranga (Wellbeing), Whairawa (Prosperity), and Whanaungatanga (Relationships).

     

     

     

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  • Caption: Hannah Wallace, winner of the 2015 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year. Photo supplied by Young Country.

    Seeking the cream of the crop - Ahuwhenua Young Māori Dairy Farmer competition entries open

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year 2015, Hannah Wallace is urging all young Māori farmers to enter the 2016 competition.

     

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  • 40 years – Waitangi Tribunal

    • Date: 09 November 2015

    This month staff and judges acknowledged the 40th anniversary of the Waitangi Tribunal.  Māori Development Minister Flavell joined the celebrations via video conference from China to thank the Waitangi Tribunal for their hard work.  He paid tribute to the late Matiu Rata for his role in establishing the Waitangi Tribunal. 

     

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  • Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite and I (centre) with the Māori delegation to China and Hong Kong.

    Te Pātaka a Te Ururoa

    • Date: 02 November 2015

    In this edition, Minister Flavell mentions his recent trade mission to China and Hong Kong representing the Māori Taniwha economy. He also recalls last month’s visit to Te Tairāwhiti.

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  • Future leaders - willing and able to foot it with the best in the world

    • Date: 21 September 2015

    How do we capture and utilise the entrepreneurial and innovative skills of young Māori to drive our economic trade and development?

    That’s the question posed at several hui I have recently attended and I am pleased to say the answer was standing right in front of us.

     

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  • A discussion of the future of Māori industry

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Indigenous trade partnerships on a global-scale and transformational fisheries models were among subjects put before Māori business and industry leaders over the two day programme at the fifth annual conference Ngā Whetū Hei Whai - Charting Pathways for Māori Industry Futures.

     

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  • TPK launches ‘Understanding whānau-centred approaches’ report

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri launched the Understanding whānau-centred approach report earlier this month, a report focusing on the key findings and learnings of whānau-centred approaches used in the first three years of the Whānau Ora initiative.

     

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  • Minister opens Te Uru Rangi Māori web development scholarship

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Minister for Māori Development, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell was thrilled to open the Te Uru Rangi last month, a scholarship to support Māori students entering the technology industry.

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  • Meet the new CE of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    The Kōkiritia team recently spoke with the newly appointed Chief Executive of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Ngahiwi Apanui.

     

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  • Vital words – Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to be associated with three of this year’s 15 finalists – one of which won its category. Finalists were selected from an overall pool of 60 Māori books.

     

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  • Haka! Whiti Te Rā!

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Read about Patricia Grace’s Haka! Whiti Te Rā! And find out how you could win a copy her new children’s book.

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  • Māori succeeding as Māori - Always

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Forty-three years ago the Māori Language Petition was presented to Parliament.

    The petition was presented by Ngā Tamatoa, and supported the teaching of Māori language and culture in schools. The petition was among the first of many turning-points for the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori; embedding it as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s official languages, and into our sense of nationhood and identity.

     

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  • Financial Training – Hastings, February 26 2015 | Faye Pirere (Hakatere) Te Rahui Denny (Ngā Maata Waka) Eleanor Ripeka Hemi (Hakatere) and Henry Cairns (Hakatere). | Faye Pirere (Hakatere) Te Rahui Denny (Ngā Maata Waka) Eleanor Ripeka Hemi (Hakatere) and Henry Cairns (Hakatere). | Daphne Broughton (just out of pic - Whakatū) Trevor Kemp (Whakatū) Adrieanne Tawaka (Stoke), Gwynn Davies (Whakatū),

    Governance and Financial Literacy Training

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    In November 2014 two pilot workshops were held in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) and Te Papaioea (Palmerston North) that offered targeted governance and financial literacy training to Māori Wardens.

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  • The Pride Of Our Community

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    Māori Warden Thomas Henry is often thanked when he picks up a child off the street and drops them home, but occasionally he isn’t.

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  • Tāmaki Wardens Praised For Work At Cricket World Cup

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    At a ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall in May this year, North Shore and Tāmaki Māori Wardens were acknowledged for their work during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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  • Ōtepoti creating more Māori Wardens

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    Dunedin will soon have a group of more than 20 Māori wardens taking turns patrolling the streets at night and during big events.

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  • Keeping The Situation Cool

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    Often a calm reassuring word from a respected person is all it takes to diffuse a situation that has the potential to get out of hand.

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  • (left to right) Anita Rouse (Ahuriri), Lee Grace (Mataruahou), Gaylene Kiripatea (Mataruahou), Anne Henare (Heretaunga), Rose Puna (Ahuriri), Brad Pitt (Rob) Whaitiri, Sir Jerry Matepārae, Ronald Henare (Heretaunga), Minnie Ratima (Mataruahou), Julie Kohu (Mataruahou), Tony Roudon (Ahuriri), and Laurie Te Nahu.

    Rolling with the Governor General Kahungunu style

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    For the first time in 30 years Kohupātiki Marae in Hastings hosted Governor General Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Matepārae signalling a four-day tour across the region.

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  • Got Any Good Warden Stories? Or Story Tips?

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    If you know something that a Warden has done that is great for the community, know of anyone who has accomplished something great or is just a really amazing person – we want to hear from you!

    Contact your nearest Te Puni Kōkiri regional co-ordinator and we will work to get them featured in the next quarterly edition of Aroha ki te Tangata.

     

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  • He Kupu nā Te Rau

    • Date: 24 August 2015

    It has been over three years since the last edition and it’s great to have it back to profile the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.

     

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  • Toitū te whenua, toitū te mana, toitū te reo

    • Date: 07 August 2015

    Our land and our language are important markers of Māori identity, these are also the focus of two important pieces of legislation which will be introduced into Parliament in the next year.

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  • Whiriwhiria ngā taonga tuku iho, e arahina koe i tō mahi

    • Date: 07 August 2015

    In its 40th year since the first Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, rangatahi Māori, rangatahi Pākehā stood as leaders and advocates of te reo Māori.

     

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  • Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori

    • Date: 07 August 2015

    Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori announced a new study investigating the health of the Māori language in homes and communities.

     

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  • Minister allows for more time on Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, has allowed for more time to develop the Ture Whenua Māori Bill within an expanded work programme, to fully realise the utilisation of Māori land.

     

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  • Professor Rawinia Higgins – Māori Language Revitalisation

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Te reo Māori has had an official language status since 1987 from this date a number of positive initiatives, kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori, the setup of Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori the Māori Language Commission, iwi radio and more recently Māori Television.

     

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  • Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro - Promoting reo in Tautoro homes and whānau

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Tautoro, a settlement just out of Kaikohe, Te Taitokerau proudly launched ‘Te Reo Waiātarere o Tautoro’ at Mahuhukiterangi marae.

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  • Pikihuia Awards Shortlist Announced

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    The 2015 Pikihuia Awards shortlist has been announced by the Māori Literature Trust.

     

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  • How we see Māori Art

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Dr Rangihiroa Panoho has over two decades of experience as a curator and art historian specialising in Māori, Pacific, New Zealand and international indigenous art.

     

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  • Te Reo Māori - when whānau use it we won't lose it

    • Date: 06 August 2015

    Whānau have a key role in revitalising te reo Māori in our homes and communities.

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  • Tangata Whenua wins RSNZ award

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri congratulates authors of Tangata Whenua: an Illustrated History Atholl Anderson FRSNZ, the late Dame Judith Binney FRSNZ and Aroha Harris, whose book won the 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize.

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  • Rauika: your kids could do it - it's that easy

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Remember you can promote your community pānui and events for FREE on Rauika. Just upload your information, photo and contact details and we’ll do the rest.

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  • Can you help identify these Officers of Second Māori Contingent 1915?

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    Dr Monty Soutar’s research into Māori in the First World War has unearthed some great finds.

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  • Subscribe to Kōkiri for your free reo resource

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    The next edition of Kōkiri magazine will be distributed in ahead of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in July. Subscribe now and you will also receive a copy of Kei Roto i te Whare. Click on this link to subscribe from Kōkiri magazine.

     

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  • Mangaroa Station was presented with the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming award. Barton and Nukuhia Hadfield are flanked by: Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite and Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell (left), and Te Puni Kōkiri staff (right) Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Regional Manager Mere Pohatu, Economic Wealth Manager Taria Tahana, and Kaitohu Ian Peters.

    Ahuwhenua: long tradition of Māori excellence in farming

    • Date: 29 June 2015

    The Ahuwhenua Trophy continues its long tradition of upholding Māori excellence in farming, and for many incorporations, trusts, and whānau – it remains the pre-eminent accolade to win in farming.

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  • Matariki – Huarahi ki te oranga tangata

    • Date: 23 June 2015

    This edition of Kōkiritia comes to you under the auspice of Matariki - the whānau marama that signals the start of a New Year.

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  • Matariki signals time to reflect and plan

    • Date: 23 June 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    Matariki is a time to reflect on those who have passed over in the last year and a time to consider how we can best honour their legacy. There have been many key figures in our whānau and tribe, indeed across the motu, who are no longer with us, we owe it to them to continue on with their mahi to strengthen ourselves as a people.

     

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  • Tāmaki Makaurau Māori Homelessness Wananga

    • Date: 11 June 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri invites people to come along and support this exciting and vibrant event during the Māori New Year – Matariki. The Tāmaki-makau-rau Homeless wānanga is a first time event to be held in Auckland to address the social and cultural needs but more importantly the day-to-day needs of our homeless Māori whānau in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. This will be held between July 2 – 3.

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  • $49.8m boost for Whānau Ora navigators

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whānau Ora

    Minister for Whānau Ora

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  • $12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

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  • $2.1m for rangatahi Māori suicide prevention

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

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  • $35.3m invested to improve Māori housing

    • Date: 21 May 2015

    Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

    Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori

    Minister for Māori Development

     

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  • Out of the realm of Tū and into the realm of Rongo

    • Date: 11 May 2015

    Recent Anzac Day commemorations rang home a few home truths for me this year. I spent the day in Uawa-Tolaga Bay. The East Coast community hosted a programme which valued acts of peace on a day felt by veterans and their families, long after the wars.

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  • Photo credit: Alphapix/John Cowpland

    Ahuwhenua Trophy winner announced end of this month

    • Date: 08 May 2015

    The three finalist farms competition for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef farming have each hosted their field days.

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  • Tē tōia, tē haumatia

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    Tēnā koutou

    As many of you are aware Whānau Ora is high profile mahi of Te Puni Kōkiri, and two reports in the space of a week has put this innovative approach to providing social services to whānau and families in the spotlight.

     

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  • Is tax taking too much of your time?

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    At a time when you can use your cell phone to order a movie or buy a plane ticket the Government thinks that Inland Revenue can do much more to make your tax simpler.

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  • Share your views about the content of the next census

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    For the first time, New Zealanders are being encouraged to go online to say what they think should be asked in the next census, with a new online discussion forum on www.stats.govt.nz

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  • Get ready for the big NZ ShakeOut

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    The recent earthquake in Nepal, and a few shakes here at home, remind us we must be mindful to the reality that we live astride a fault-line.

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  • New website The Hub for information

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu), formerly the Families Commission, recently launched The Hub.

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  • Committing to more te reo Māori on waves

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    It’s been a long journey for the Sea92 radio station to transition from a community radio station – going for eight years – into a fully-fledged regional iwi radio station that will transmit airwaves across the Bay of Plenty region.

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  • Te Matatini 2017 preparations begin – dates announced

    • Date: 07 May 2015

    Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2017 will be held 22-26 February 2017 in Takitimu.

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  • Maungarongo ki runga i te whenua: from swords to ploughshares

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    The Ngā Tapuwae o te Kāhui Maunga (the footsteps of the ancestors) – the gardens at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park draws together the shared heritage and unified futures of New Zealanders.

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  • New resources tells stories of Waikato-Maniapoto veterans journey

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    There is a common perception that Waikato and Maniapoto refused service when New Zealand joined the war effort of 1914 – when in fact many young men signed up.

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  • Hautū – Boards of Trustees leading Māori education success

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    Board of Trustees can now plan and assess their education aspirations for Māori in their communities, using a new tool Hautū.

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  • L-R

From left: Coralie Takuira Dargaville (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi), Hine Kawana (Rangitāne, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa, Ngā Wairiki, Te Ati-hau-nui-a-Papārangi), Tahlia Kingi (Te Arawa, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti), Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata, Te Rerekohu Tūterangiwhiu (Ngāpuhi, Taranaki, Ngāti Ranginui, Tainui), and James Enright (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui).

    Young Māori scholars: tū rangatira, stand strong, tall and proud

    • Date: 06 May 2015

    Five young Māori – honouring the contribution of their tipuna to the Gallipoli campaign, and displaying characteristics consistent with the 28th Māori Battalion soldiers – received scholarships for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral study.

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  • Whānau Ora – social service innovation

    • Date: 05 May 2015

    Last week the New Zealand Productivity Commission released their report, “More Effective Social Services” which includes a case study about Whānau Ora. Today the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) tabled their Whānau Ora report in Parliament.

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